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Tudor Primary School

Tudor Primary School

Curriculum

We have two Year 4 classes at Tudor School.  4U’s class teacher is Miss Scott and she is assisted by Miss Bergman.   4V’s class teacher is Miss Grundy and she is assisted by Mrs Gordon along with Mrs Milesan and Mr Fernandez-Winfield.  The classes are also regularly taught by Mrs Graham.

Both classes enjoy a weekly sports session with Mr Higgins on Monday afternoons, as well as swimming on a Tuesday morning.  Please ensure pupils have the correct kit in school for these sessions.

Have a look at our current topic web to give you further detail on the areas of study.  Please bear in mind that this is a working document and the plans will be adjusted to suit the children in the class and their interests as well as adapting and incorporating interesting activities and events as they come up, if they are useful for our learning.

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Summer Term

Our theme this term is ‘Tomb Raiders’.  During this topic we will be investigating how we know so much about Ancient Egypt and will explore what life was like at this time. 

In English, we will be using a range of text types linked to Ancient Egypt and Egyptology, including both fiction and non-fiction. We will be starting off by writing letters and journals from Howard Carter’s perspective and will be going on to explore texts linked to Ancient Egypt and Egyptian tombs.  We will also be linking English to Design and Technology when we make pop-up books using different levers.

Through Science this term, we will explore how the Ancient Egyptians used the light from the Sun.  We will also experiment with how materials can change, focusing on liquids, solids and gases.  During these lessons we will investigate the water cycle, relating this to the flooding of the River Nile.  

In History and Geography, we will find out more about life in both Ancient and modern Egypt. This will be further developed through a Computing unit where we will explore the Egyptian weather and present our own weather forecasts.

Art this term will focus on sculpture.  We will use materials such as clay, paper, card and bandages to create our own artefacts.  We will also have a go at writing using hieroglyphs.

See the summary below for more details and check our blog regularly to find out about our latest Tomb-Raiding adventures!